Website Design and Support for National Gateway for Adoption

Website Design and Support for National Gateway for Adoption

The National Gateway for Adoption will provide advice and support to people who are interested in becoming adoptive parents to give them an accessible, welcoming, friendly, and expert point of contact and access into the adoption system.

Reference number: 1022

Deadline date:24/09/2012

This deadline is for… 12 noon foir receipt oof tenders

Contract value:£900,000 – £2,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department for Education

 

Description of the contract

The National Gateway for Adoption will provide advice and support to people who are interested in becoming adoptive parents to give them an accessible, welcoming, friendly, and expert point of contact and access into the adoption system. The Gateway will be expected to complement information and advice provided by local authorities, Voluntary Adoption Agencies and other sources of information about adoption. It will have several key roles: i. providing a well-publicised and authoritative source of advice and information for prospective adopters; ii. to ensure eligible potential adopters who wish to pursue their interest in adoption are welcomed at first point of contact and are given the advice and support they need; iii. to give potential adopters a consistent and high-quality experience, where the information provided is clear, evidenced, honest and objective, signposting them to adoption agencies to pursue their interest in becoming adoptive parents; and iv. to help inform national and local marketing and recruitment activities. Estimated value: It is expected that the contract will have a value of between £300,000-£400,000 per full operational year. Length of contract: The contract is to be for a period covering three financial years (2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015), with the possibility of extensions up to a total of two years.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

85310000 Social work services

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

75200000 Provision of services to the community

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 36 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Adoption.GATEWAY@education.gsi.gov.uk

Organisation name Department for Education

Address , S1 2FJ

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How to apply

The specification, evaluation criteria, and draft contract can be downloaded from the Department’s website at: http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/policiesandprocedures/procurement/b0037/current-contracts/national-gateway-for-adoption The specification is in two parts. Part 1 covers the selection criteria. These include information on the financial stability of the bidder’s organisation, previous experience of similar work, grounds for rejection, etc. Part 2 covers how bidders propose to meet the specification and service costs. Bidders should complete both parts of the tender and (optional) indicate proposed changes to the draft contract. Bids should be sent electronically to the email address included in the tender pack as: a) a Microsoft Word or Word compatible document; and b) as a portable document format (.pdf) file Only the top five bidders reaching a minimum threshold of 66 per cent after the Part 1 evaluation will have their responses to Part 2 evaluated. Bidders will be informed if they are not successful at Part 1. Questions and enquiries should be directed to the following email address: Adoption.GATEWAY@education.gsi.gov.uk. Bids should be made to the email address included in the tender pack. Further information will be posted on the Department’s website http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/policiesandprocedures/procurement/b0037/current-contracts/national-gateway-for-adoption Estimated date for award of contract 01 November 2012 (indicative).

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